lateral foot pain

I have a protrusion on the mid lateral side of my foot (bone) and it is sometimes in a little pain. What is the cause of it and can it be corrected?

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. It sounds like you are describing the styloid process or base of your 5th metatarsal (long foot bone). This bone is a normal foot structure – however depending on foot type this bone can become more prominent. There is a tendon that attaches to this prominence which can easily get irritated. Excess pressure from shoes can cause a bursitis in the area. All these can initially be treated with wider shoes and stretching.

    If the pain persists despite this initial treatment, then I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can take an Xray and better evaluate you. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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